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1988 Irwin, Ross Yacht Service 72 Custom by Ross


Portsmouth, Hinckley Marina,RI,United States

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With far better Norseman stoway main and mizzen for easy handling, newer generator, massive upgrades (2009/2010), new Air conditioning (chilled water system), new refrigeration components, new inverter, and much more, most performed by The Hinckley Company (in summer fall 2009), LET'S GO is exceptional.

Let's Go has three staterooms aft of the salon plus an upper lower berth arrangement in the passageway forward. She has a crew berth forward in the bow. She has four heads some having seperate stall showers. She has a beautiful salon with a wet bar with refrigeratoor and ice maker, navigation station, dinette seating for 6 to 8, large L shaped settee. Her aft master is full beam and legendary. Her layout affords one the opportunity to cruise in consumate luxury with charter potential should her advantageous dual role ownership present itself as such.

Let's go has always had excellent stewardship, each owner adding to her in hi end fashion. She is in very nice condition and compares favorably with other yachts of her size and is certainly the nicest 68 Irwin available.


For sale only due to owners timetable and lack of usage.


Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 17 ft 6 inMax Draft 6 ft 6 in 
Engine Make YanmarLength Overall 68 ft 
Number of Engines 1    

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Displacement: 78000


Total Power: 230
Cruising Speed: 8
Max Speed: 9


Fuel: 600
Fresh Water: 800



LETS GO is more similar to that of a 80 foot yacht than 70 footers available. She has four staterooms, plus a crew stateroom forward, four heads and showers. The master is palatial, with a large centerline king, an adjacent couch of 5' length, an office desk, large book cases, storage lockers, drawers, mirrors, etc. PLUS an ensuite WC and seperate shower in a tub. The salon defined the future for many later yachts by other builders in that the geometry is impressive while still providing large stowage spaces outboard and below. The galley and laundry room are equally impressive, the galley being very much capable of providing gourmet meals to many guests or family.

Overall, she has a wonderful, large interior for superb entertaining and living. The entire interior was decorated professionally and is simply hi end.

The FULL BEAM master stateroom occupies the entire aft portion of the yacht with a comfortable settee, built-in writing desk and many bookshelves, very large hanging lockers large deck hatch and numerous opening ports. The en-suite head has a beautiful vanity, vacuflush head. There is a beautiful stall shower. This area is more similar to the luxury one would expect from a much larger yacht. The King sized bed is, at a minimum, giant and is decorated in hi end fabrics and lovely furnishings.

There is a linen closet forward in the hallway leading forward.

Next forward there are two staterooms on either side of the passageway. Each has a head with stall shower, and each are mirror images of the other. Each has a full size to queen size berth with plentiful stowage, hanging lockers and drawers.

Next forward is the large, raised, main salon with two large settees, an L-shaped to port and a U-shaped to starboard arranged around dining table. Located in aft starboard section of the saloon, a large wet bar bar has a drinks refrigerator and icemaker, abundant bottle, glass and wine storage with drawers and adjacent storage cabinets. Dining table seats 8-10 around U-shaped settee to starboard Fixed settee in L-shaped to port; bar with U-Line 125Vac Ice Maker, refrigerator 12V and 120V; Glass and bottle storage; Entertainment center

Forward to starboard is the gourmet galley with large custom refrigerator, large sink, dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave and voluminous storage space.

Opposite the galley is the laundry room with new front loading washer and seperate dryer, storage, lockers, access.

Forward still is the guest stateroom with upper and lower berths and storage. A head for this cabin is shared with the crew stateroom foreward.

Crew accommodations include large V-berth with shared, separate head and shower.

Forward locker for stowage of other gear is ahead of the crew stateroom.

All new (2007/08) European quality bed covers, bed linens in French designer fabrics and bath towels. The entire interior is both air conditioned and heated by reverse cycle. All overheads are an easily cleaned white soft vinyl.
Cabin soles are varnished teak and holly Cabin Soles custom installed by Ross Yachts in finely chosen teak and holly. There are black out shaded for all hatches and new designer coverings for the opening ports.

  • soles covered in woven wool carpets over sound deadening pads
  • New Bar Frig 9-09
  • Heads have Vacuflush toilet, vanity, sink and stall shower
  • New Sealand pumps replaced 9-09

Electronics & Navigation

Having a full featured, comprehensive, advanced electronics suite, "Lets Go" has an impressive array of relatively new and some brand new electronics including a beautiful 26" large flat panel display with inputs from the internet, radar system, chart system and other, that is easily operated and remarkable. Coupled with the system is an advanced computing system with a 20 GB RAM (not a typo) and 350GB Hard Drive. Ships wi-fi system.

  • SEA 322 Single Side Band Radio with Sail Mail interface
  • SSB Radio Sea 322 SEA tuner with back stay system and Antenna
  • Tharne & Thrane Mini-M Satellite Telephone/Fax/Data
  • Cellular Phone Cell phone amplifier broadcasts from the top of main mast.
  • ICOM M100 VHF Radio
  • Standard Horizon VHF Radio
  • ICOM hand held VHF radio
  • Standard hand held radio
  • Furuno Navnet Weatherfax
  • Vigil RT80 VHF receiver

  • Furuno Navnet Radar system at helm with Maxsea Radar overlay on PC at Nav Station
  • PC is dual monitor using 26 Inch HD flat screen above chart table. (NEW 2008)
  • Raymarine Wind, Depth and Speed Instruments-all NEW 2007
  • Simrad AP 20 System Autopilot AO20/AO22: dual station, upgrade 07
  • 2 GPD Navigation Receivers
  • Chart plotter interfaced to Navigational systems
  • Weather Station
  • Ray Marine RN300 GPS
  • Secondary GPS interfaced with computer system
  • Flat Screen Computer plotter
  • Ritchie 6 PowerDamp Compass pedestal mounted with lighting
  • Barometer
  • ACR personal EPIRB (NEW) with rapidfix GPS integral
  • Additional EPIRB


220 Volt, 110 Volt AC powered electrical system provided by inverter or generator or shore power. 12 and 24 VDC ships systems.

New Northern Lights 4 cylinder 20kW diesel Generator with Sound shield
Marine Air 250VAC dual compressor/reverse cycle Air Conditioning with water chiller system (new 2009)
XANTREX 3000 Watt Inverter/Charger (now 2009) @ 24VDC/125VAC/60hZ with remote display and 50 amp passthru.
Link 2000 Battery monitoring system, alternator controller

  • Pro Mariner 80 amp/24VDC battery Charger
  • Battery Parallel switch
  • BATTERIES (new 2009)
  • All new Lifeline AGM batteries.
  • 24V bank has 8 6V batteries in series.
  • 12V bank has 8 6V batteries series
  • New engine start batteries. AGM Lifeline
  • 3 - 50 amp shore power cables
  • 1x250VAC50 amp Marinco dockside electrical cable
  • 2 Voltage meters, 12 Volt, 110 Volt, 220 Volt
  • Bilge Pumps (Big) 9-09 with Mercury switch
  • High Water alarm
  • 90 amp 24VDC Balmar alternator on main engine through 3 step regulator
  • 55 amp@ 12VDC alternator on each engine to starter batteries and house banks
  • SIX "Air Marine" Air Handlers (chilled water system) 9-09
  • Telephone and TV jacks for Marineco dock service
  • Marine grade copper stranded wiring
  • Service panels: Custom Irwin logo/magnetic service breaker panels, 1 main nel
  • 3 Sub panels
  • Electrical bonding system

Deck and Hull

The deck of LETS GO is truly a lesson in deck planning and design. It is large with three primary seating, entertaining areas including aft Stainless steel custom seating with Foam cushions in the corners of the pushpit comprised of beautifully built integral fold up benches; a fordeck entertainment area, just as readily used for handling sails or having cocktail party's.

There are custom flush mounted Freeman hatches on the weather decks and Lewmar hatches (some new), many with new lights.

Exterior cushions and sun awnings, custom dinghy davits and much more make this yacht one of the best ready- to- go cruising or charter vessels on the market today.


  • Full canvas deck Awning
  • Cockpit dodger white vinyl on folding frame with zip open panels
  • Bimini top with four sided enclosure on folding frame
  • Sail inspection windows
  • Full weather enclosure for cockpit with joint section to dodger
  • Cockpit cushions -- white vinyl cushions with blue piping for cockpit/quarter seats/aft bench
  • Foam Cushion Helm seat
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Stainless steel wire Lifelines on side stanchions with welded stainless steel bow and stern pulpits
  • Superb stanchions are nearly double sized over standard for added security and easy handholds, and with extra strength padeyes
  • Propane locker with hatch drain on deck
  • 1? Double braid dock lines
  • Large HTM Taylor fenders with covers
  • Boom light beneath boom for lighting cockpit (parties), 2007
  • ACR RLB-21 EPIRB and ACR Survival 06/16 VHF Radio
  • MOM Recovery System
  • Custom fabricated & welded heavy gauge stainless steel Davit system at stern for tender lifting AVON with Rapid deflate and inflate features
  • Adult Type III PFD Life Jackets
  • Belt carry inflatable PFDS
  • Inflatable harness PFDS
  • 1 Life Sling in plastic rail box
  • Horseshoe life rings with strobes
  • Swim Ladder
  • Transom door opens and swings down to form hinge mounted swim platform operated through 24VDC winch retractor
  • Compass Sarsat EPIRB NEW 11/02

  • Dunlap Beaufort 8-Man liferaft


Dark Blue Awlgrip hull with hull ports for light below. Hull and Deck are hand laid up fiberglass laminate with teak deck. There is a stainless steel and teak bow sprit which incorporates rollers for twin CQR Anchors for the new
Maxwell 3500 Windlass (24V, new 2008). Vertical capstan with wild cat
up/down foot switches handheld remote and control switch at helm for easy handling when shorthanded.
CQR anchor 105# Lewmar Claw anchor 115# with 400 feet of 3/8 chain
The bow pulpit wraps around the bow spirit and connects to double lifelines
The transom has an electric swing-down swim/dive platform yielding great access to the yacht for diving, loading provisions, or creating memories.
Exterior trim and bulwarks cap bright varnished teak.
Completely rebuilt and re-engineered rudder with skeg (2007)
Retractable Richfield Bow Thruster with recent upgrades.

Sails and Rigging

Let's Go has Electric Stoway type spars for very easy sail controls new sails, upgraded rigging and is easily handled by two due to her push button controlled sailing system, all controllable from the helm. There are sail handling controls on the helm making for even easier sailing control. The Norseman Main and Mizzen spars have been painted recently (2005).
  • Dacron Cruising sails with integral sun covers
  • 2 spare Genoa sails: 135%-1993
  • 100%-1995
  • Genoa (2006) 135%
  • Electric Furling Dacron Main (2008) for superb sail control
  • Furling mizzen, needs repairs
  • Storm try sail
  • MPS sail with Snuffer
  • Storm stay Sail
  • Staysail
  • Norseman Spar electric/hydraulic furling Mast
  • Norseman booms
  • Navtec hydraulic vang
  • insulated back stays
  • Standing rigging is all stainless steel DieForm wire with Norseman fittings
  • Hydraulic Furling and Sheet Winches
  • Running rigging is Dacron double braided, new 2006, 07

Mechanical & Engine Details

Yanmar 4LH-STE 230 hp turbo charged diesel engine driving a Max 3 bladed feathering prop (refurbished 2009).
Hydraulic Power takeoff system for Ritchfield retractable hydraulic bow thruster (upgraded August 2009)

Hynautic wheel steering system from cockpit binnacle through linear ram
Single level Morse engine controls from binnacle mount at cockpit (2009)
Fresh water engine cooling through sea water exchange system
Exhaust is wet injected through muffler systems with port side hull exit
2.25 inch Stainless steel propeller shaft
Bronze strut with cutlass bearing
3-bladed bronze fixed pitch (spare) propeller
FRP lift System Muffler
Low oil and High temperature alarms
Spare parts and tools
Large air compressor for power tolls and horns
Full service manuals for all machinery
  • Fuel polishing system with Centrifuge
  • 600 gals/day Water Maker
  • Groco bronze strainers (2007)
  • Bronze ball type Sea Valves
  • Racor filter separator

Additional Equipment

  • Fully air conditioned
  • Ozone generators
  • Vacuflush Electric Heads
  • Full cockpit Bimini Top
  • Bow to Stern Sun Awnings
  • Large Cushioned Sunbathing area
  • Cushioned Seats on Aft Decks
  • Cockpit Drinks Refrigerator
  • Salon Bar Area with Fridge and Ice Maker
  • Master Flat Screen TV/DVD with Surround System
  • AM/FM Stereo CD/system
  • Inside, Cockpit & On Deck Speakers
  • TV in Master Cabin
  • AM/FM Radio Cassettes in Queen Guest Cabins
  • 110V Outlets for on board Hairdryers
  • new Yamaha Receiver with IPod Dock and Cockpit aux input (2008)

  • Complete US Coast Guard Safety Equipment
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
  • 8-Person Raft


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.